Negro

Number 13 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Picturesque People of the Empire' issued by Ogden's branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. There is a picture on one side with an inscription reading 'Negro, Gold Coast', and a description on the other side. The text on the reverse reads: 'The British Gold Coast Colony is a wedge-shaped territory in West Africa, lying between Upper Senegal and the Gulf of Guinea. Its romantic name refers to the grains of gold washed down with the sand in the rivers. Of the negro tribes inhabiting the Gold Coast, the most important is the Fanti Colony, who came originally from the north and conquered the coast tribes. In the eastern part of the Colony are found the Accras, who are clever artisans and sailors, and are employed by the tribes of the interior as middlemen and interpreters.'

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